(1) Moldovan,John (1814) - Mann,Ted (1652) [D35]
New Year's Eve Quad Mountainside, NJ (1), 31.12.2010
[Moldovan & Fire 1.31]
D35 Queen's Gambit
Something new from my opponent. [In the past he's tried 3...c6
; & 3...Bf5
This move is inferior because:
- It slows Black's only lever action (...c7-c5)
- It fails to reinforce d5 (a P on c6 would do so)
- It limits Black's Q by denying her an outlet on the d8-a5 diagonal
- The Nc6 could become a minority attack target.
see my ongoing game with Gresham.]
see my draw vs. Seyffarth (Scotch Plains simul #1, 09/13/2009).]
would have joined my game against Thomas Burke (STC Gauntlet, U.S. Chess Live 08/08/2005; 1-0, unpublished).]
Schaefer - Cornish : Willingen 2003 (1/2-1/2, 83)]
What's this? Is it a waiting move? Does he want to play ...b5? [At any rate, >=9...Ne4
seeking exchanges 10.Bxe7
and it might be good enough to equalize. Now I get a small plus.]
This stops the ...b5 possibility.
Pete Toth had the same setup in 2005 (Scotch Plains; 1/2-1/2, unpublished) but here I have an extra move in (h3). [‹11...Bxf3
threat: 13.Bxf6 Bxf6 14.Nxd5.]
was an option but I was leery of the P structure resulting from 13...g5
Why go to d6 and come back? [>=13...g5
breaking the pin 14.Bg3
He's getting ready to sac on h3. [The engine likes... get ready for this... 14...Bd6
Diagram Go ahead, Ted!
Just like Tal... or so my foe wishes. [>=15...Qd8+/-
The swindling chances end before they begin.
Black's Q is trapped.
Playing on is ridiculous. Black is down a Q+B vs. R+2Ps and he is behind in development. White's pieces, meanwhile, are very well-placed.
g6 is genuinely weak (h3 wasn't) but the tactics can wait.
I don't care about b7 or d5. The K is my target.
was there but we're after the grand prize.]
Heading for f4, to point another weapon upon g6.
This doesn't help but the game has been long lost.
Time left - Moldovan 13:05, Mann 14:57
Estimated time used - Moldovan 21:25, Mann 19:33
Longest think by White - 5 minutes for 13.Ne2
Longest think by Black - 1 minute (16 times) [27.Nxg6
would have left him minus a full Dame.; 27.Bxf5
was even stronger.] 1-0